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The Gathering Swarms: Sardine Run off the coast of South Africa

"The seasonal movement of billions of sardines along the coast of South Africa, the greatest fish migration on the planet..." Billions. In this clip from PBS' The Gathering Swarms, synchronous sardines are a constantl...

Honey Badger Houdini

From the BBC, these are Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem, and evidently they’re rather astonishing problem solving Houdinis, too. Wildlife conservationist Brian Jones explains as clev...

Running with a recovering baby rhinoceros

This orphaned white rhino calf was gravely injured by poachers, but thanks to emergency surgery and the care of wildlife veterinarian Cobus Raath and his team, little Shangi is on the mend, g...

A Male Sapphirina copepod (or Sea Sapphire)

This is a male Sapphirina copepod or Sea Sapphire, transparent and only a few millimeters long, but attention-grabbing when they seem to emit an incredible blue flash. What causes luminous color from nothing? The R...

The weird world of the sea urchin

Dive down into the world of sea urchins in this 2010 Earth Touch video, from needle urchins, to oval urchins, to banded urchins, to short-spined urchins. In the archives: more marine life and more Earth Touch videos...

Subo Kayak Submarine

This unusual underwater journey in South Africa involves kayaking legend, French expat, and mad inventor Olivier Feuillette, and a modified kayak. With a waterproof top, a ballast (so that it will sink), scuba tanks ...

Wild Oceans: Coral Reef In Technicolor

Spend three minutes underwater with the abundant marine life of South Africa's coral reefs. Patterned moray eels, banded coral shrimp, the orange rock cod, the spotted yellow boxfish, and more are featured in episod...

Incredible sardine run feeding frenzy

In this absolutely incredible footage from EarthTouchTV, watch hundreds of thousands of sardines off the coast of South Africa swarm at the center of an animal feeding frenzy. With Earth-Touch divers right in the midd...

Lar Gibbon crosses a suspension bridge

Watch how this ape, a Lar Gibbon named Siam, crosses a suspension bridge at Monkeyland, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. via Daily Picks and Flicks. Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary is the world’s first free roaming ...

BBC Africa: Springboks pronking

This is one of the kids’ favorite moments in Cape, an episode of the BBC series Africa: springboks pronking, or leaping high into the air — up to 13 feet! In Afrikaans and Dutch, ...

Baby lions, baby tiger & baby hyena cub friends

Though they’ll grow to be predators someday, there are currently 3 lion cubs, a tiger cub and a hyena cub — all under six months old — that are enjoying an unusual friendship. Travel to the Akwaaba ...

Flying from Robben Island to Cape Town by helium-filled balloons

Using 160 large helium balloons and the help of 100 team members, Matt Silver-Vallance successfully flew from Robben Island to 300 meters off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa to raise money for the Nelson Mandela...

What does a baby rhino sound like?

Baby rhinos sound adorable, And they don’t sound anything like we thought they would! Via Neatorama.

The Leaproach

About 4,000 species of cockroaches are known to science, and all but the leaproach scuttle on the ground. (Zoologist Mike) Picker and his colleague Jonathan Colville discovered the leaproac...

Handspring Puppet Company’s War Horse at Sandown

From the Handspring Puppet Company, their War Horse puppet at Sandown Park Racecourse. Spend a few minutes really watching this one… especially the head movement around 2:30-2:45.  via N...